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I've had SJ Tucker's song The Truth About Ninjas stuck in my head lately (it's one hell of an earworm) and wound up

The Truth About Heroes

Paragon of dignity,
untouchable and noble,
but there's more to life than chivalry.

Saving lives comes easy
when you practice every day,
you'll think you're terrible, invincible
until you pass my way
and you will never see me coming
no one's sad to see you go
as I thwart your evil scheming -
where you failed, you'll never know.
If you fight for wrong I'll bring you down,
you'll fall beneath my hand
this is a hero thing, you wouldn't understand.

You will never know I'm here
until it's far too late.
It is a hero's way to barge right in
and not knock at the gate.
Moving faster than a bullet,
Flying higher than a plane,
defending innocents from evil
until I strike and knock you out again
you'll never hear a thing
my soul can never be corrupted
since my heart and hands are clean
Sworn enemies are helpless
but they find no hiding place
the game is glory but I take my joy
at the look upon your face
My actions quick as lightning
as I deftly capture you I'm only
doing what a hero's gotta do.

Following the way
fighting night and day
I won't say life is dark
but I must restrain my urges to run naked through the park

No hero goes out streaking
it just simply isn't done
photographers would follow me
but damn would it be fun!
To see civilian's eyes
as big as saucers as I dash through on the run
days of fighting, foiling, catching,
and striking super villains down all done

Just one streak of mischief
in a world without a clue
I'd just be doing what a hero's gotta do
wouldn't you?
Go skinny-dipping like a hero's gotta do!

(Spoken: Who WAS that unmasked man?)

Now, I SWEAR I wrote that Friday, just trying for a funny twist and contrast on the original. Today, entirely by chance, I read a fic that I would love to be able to claim retroactively inspired it. Cause and effect... that order's just a suggestion, right?

Date: 2012-07-29 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I heard the original sung at least once if not twice at this winter's local regional cons, but I'll be damned if I remember how it goes. I do remember that it was a cool song and I got a kick out of it.

As I did out of your version of it. And that's a really neat twist(ed) you put at the end. Er, succumbing to my reputation as a poofreader extraodorinaire, I do have 2 suggestions -

"but my must restrain my urges to run naked through the park"
but *I* must restrain...?

"and striking super villians down all done"
super vill*ai*ns...

Sounds like a plan?
Ann O. [eg]

Date: 2012-07-29 11:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah ha, your supername is clearly Proofreader Dude! (Thanks!)

Date: 2012-07-30 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very nicely done!!! :)

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